I love a good Manhattan or a sharp Martini as much as the next gal but come summer time I lighten things up a little with easy to make cocktails. My go-to summer drink has always been a Gin & Tonic. But today I’m introducing to you a new-to-me drink that is both a classic and sooo refreshingly delish, behold the Gin Buck.
Apparently this drink was a summer favorite during the Roaring 20’s! Like a simple Gin & Tonic, the Gin Buck is incredibly easy to create. All it takes are just a few ingredients. Gin, ginger ale and lemon juice. Together they create a drink that is refreshing, smooth and now my new summer favorite. I’m using Barr Hill Gin which is fermented with honey making this cocktail even more fabulous! It’s seriously the smoothest and best tasting gin I’ve ever had the pleasure of tasting! Barr Hill Gin is made in the Northeast, Caledonia County, Vermont. Each batch is distilled in a custom-built botanical extraction still with honey made by the bees from their juniper-forward botanicals. The honey gives the gin the perfect floral depth without an overpowering flavor. The hint of raw honey balances this Gin Buck to perfection!
How to make a Gin Buck:
- chilled tall glass
- 2 oz. Barr Hill Gin
- 1/2 oz. freshly squeezed lemon juice
- ginger ale
Put ice cubes in a highball glass, add lemon juice, lemon wedge (I dipped mine in a little raw honey before adding to the drink) and gin. Fill up with ginger ale and stir gently. Garnish with lemon peel. Enjoy!
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Special thanks to Barr Hill Gin for sponsoring this post. All opinions expressed are my own.